Archives: Cat Care

  • Keeping an Outdoor Cat Healthy

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    Do you let your feline buddy go outdoors? Have you perhaps adopted—or half-adopted—a local kitty? While we always recommend keeping Fluffy inside, we do understand that some of our feline friends enjoy exploring the Great Outdoors. Others may have never become accustomed to indoor life. In this article, a vet offers some advice on keeping an outdoor cat happy, healthy, and purring. Food Like any animal, Fluffy needs good food in order to thrive. Kibble … Read More »

  • Cat Sayings and How They Originated

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    You’ve probably used the saying ‘Cat got your tongue?’ before. There are actually quite a few sayings about our feline friends … and many of them are as quirky and puzzling as Fluffy herself! A local vet lists some of the more popular ones below.  The Cat’s Pajamas Back in the 20’s, the word ‘cat’ was used by flappers to describe someone they thought was cool. This saying came into our common vernacular around this … Read More »

  • Grooming a Senior Cat

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    Is your kitty in her golden years? If so, she may need a helping hand with her beauty routine. Senior cats often have trouble bending and stretching. This can make it hard for them to clean themselves as they age. Obesity can also be an issue. Plus, your cat’s skin may produce more oil as she grows older, especially if she develops medical issues. You’ll need to brush Fluffy regularly to get that dead fur … Read More »

  • 4 Steps to Protect Your Pet Against Rabies

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    Did you know that rabies is one of the deadliest diseases in the world? It has an almost 100 percent fatality rate. Just the word “rabies” tends to conjure up some frightening images! And because rabies is a zoonotic disease, meaning that it can be transmitted from animals to humans, it’s particularly dangerous. Luckily, rabies has been all but eliminated in the United States and many other parts of the world thanks to modern vaccination … Read More »

  • 7 Things to Consider Before Adopting an Exotic Cat

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    Have you always dreamed of having an exotic cat, such as a lion or tiger? It sounds great in theory, but in practice, it can be quite different. While you can find exotic cats for sale, you should definitely think twice before buying one. A local vet lists some things to think about below.  Price Exotic cats are quite expensive, and can cost thousands of dollars. The exact price will vary on the type of … Read More »

  • Keeping Your Cat Warm and Purring

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    Are you ready for spring? It’s getting closer, but for many places, this is the coldest part of the year. Your feline buddy may have a fur coat on, but she isn’t immune to the cold. Here, a vet offers some tips on keeping Fluffy comfy and purring. Warm Beds Kitties absolutely love warm napping spots. Make sure Fluffy has a few good beds. Store-bought beds are fine, but your sleepy pet will also happily … Read More »

  • Adjusting Your Pet’s Diet During Winter

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    Wintertime brings with it plenty of cold, damp, dreary weather. You’ll probably help your pet feel more comfortable by keeping the house warm, offering a fuzzy blanket, and maybe even dressing your companion up in a comfy sweater or jacket, especially when heading outdoors. But there’s one other change you might consider making this winter: adjusting your pet’s portion size. Read on to find out whether or not you should adjust your pet’s diet as … Read More »

  • Is Your Cat Licking Herself Too Much?

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    If you own a cat, you’ll notice that she licks herself frequently. Cats spend a lot of time grooming themselves by licking, so this behavior in and of itself isn’t abnormal. But it’s possible for a cat to lick herself too much—this is known in the veterinary world as overgrooming. Read on to find out more from your local veterinarian. What Counts as Overgrooming? Since cats spend somewhere between 25 and 50 percent of their … Read More »

  • Why Do Cats Like to Sleep So Much?

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    Cats come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and personalities, but they share one thing in common: they love sleeping. In fact, cats sleep on average around 15 hours per day, and can even sleep up to 20 hours in a single 24-hour period. That’s a lot of slumber for your feline friend! You might wonder why your cat rests so much—read on to find out more about your cat’s sleeping habits. Why Cats Sleep … Read More »

  • All About Your Cat’s Whiskers

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    Cats come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, but whiskers are one thing that every cat has in common. They’re much more than decorative long hairs sprouting from Fluffy’s snout, too—your pet’s whiskers are essential for all sorts of daily functions. Read on as your local veterinarian tells you more about these important sensory tools.   Whiskers Help Your Cat Navigate Her Environment Your cat’s whiskers are rooted more deeply into the skin than her … Read More »